What Makes Coconut a Superfood
· Coconut water consists of 94% water and small amounts of fat.
· Coconut milk has about 50% water and high Coconut fat.
· Coconut water is tasty as well as refreshing.
· Coconut water so much beneficial for your health.
· In recent years, coconut water has become a go-to beverage.
Simply stated, coconut water is the juice found inside a young, green coconut. The liquid works as a nourishment agent for the fruit. As the coconut matures, some of its juice remains in liquid form while the rest ripens into the solid white flesh, widely known as coconut meat. Coconut water forms naturally in the fruit and consists of 94% water and small amounts of fat. One thing to keep in mind is that it should not be confused with coconut milk, which is made by mixing water with grated coconut meat. Coconut milk has about 50% water and is very high in coconut fat.
An average coconut takes about 10–12 months to reach its fully mature state. Coconut water generally comes from young coconuts aged 6-7 months, however, it can also be found in mature fruits. An average green coconut provides upto 1 cup of coconut water.
The oil extracted from coconut has immense benefits for the body. Coconut oil is used for double cleansing the skin and has been proven very benefecial for the skin.
Service size 1 cup (240 ml)
● Calories: 46
● Carbs: 9 grams
● Fiber: 3 grams
● Protein: 2 grams
● Vitamin C: 10% of the RDI
● Magnesium: 15% of the RDI
● Manganese: 17% of the RDI
● Potassium: 17% of the RDI
● Sodium: 11% of the RDI
● Calcium: 6% of the RDI
*RDI refers to Reference Daily Intake which is used to demonstrate the daily value of foods.
Contrary to what the name may suggest, coconut is botanically considered a fruit rather than a nut. In recent years Coconut water has become a go-to beverage. It’s tasty and refreshing. The added bonus being it’s good for your health. Its filled with a multitude of important nutrients, including minerals that most people don’t get enough of. Head over to our coco science blog section to read more about this superfood.